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John Allen

John Allen

John Allen is associate editor of the Boston Globe and Crux, the Globe’s website covering Catholicism. He is a senior Vatican analyst for CNN, and was a correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter for 16 years. He’s the author of 10 books on the Vatican and Catholic affairs, and is also a popular speaker on Catholicism and the papacy in the United States and internationally. His newest books include Against the Tide: The Radical Leadership of Pope Francis and The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution.

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Dr. Bennett Annan

Dr. Bennett Annan

Dr. Bennett Annan is a Counseling Psychologist at the Porter Ranch Medical Center. He holds a doctorate degree, Ed.D., and a master’s degree in psychology. Dr. Annan is also a certified anger management specialist, CAMS of the National Anger Management Association, NAMA. Dr. Annan deals with the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with various psychological problems, and couples with family difficulties.

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Richard Bernatchez

Richard Bernatchez

Richard Bernatchez has been making Eucharistic Miracles presentations nationally (as part of Faith Based Communications Apostolate) for 5 years. He and his wife of 49 years have been active in religious education at the parish level and have adopted eleven children from various nations. Both have BSME and MEA degrees and Dick is a Professional Engineer.

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Paul Brogan

Paul Brogan

Paul Brogan is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Encino. He teaches in the Psychology Department at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. His teaching includes Loss and Grief, Trauma, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Bullying and Truancy, Spousal Abuse and Child Development. Originally from Ireland, he has completed graduate studies in theology, psychology and holistic development. His website is StrongerDayByDay.com.

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Jim Bullock

Jim Bullock

Jim Bullock, a retired Naval officer, serves in several of St. Julie Billiart’s ministries, including choir, Eucharistic minister, lector, Joyful Readers, pastoral council, VIRTUS Facilitator, and the Knights of Columbus.

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Deacon Jim Carper

Deacon James Carper

Deacon Jim Carper is Parish Life Director at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Ordained in 2012, he previously served as Director of Marketing and Development at Holy Name of Jesus School in South-Central Los Angeles and former Stewardship Director at St. Monica Catholic Community.

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Kerri Caviezel

Kerri Caviezel

Kerri Caviezel is a nationally-known speaker who has had the privilege of working with children, teenagers and adults for over thirty years. Her educational training in Washington state and California, and her own life-experience as a pro-life and adoption advocate have given her a passion for promoting a message of faith, hope, love and a belief in life as the greatest God given gift of all.

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Elias Chavando

Elías Chavando

Elías Chavando is an entrepreneur and expert in social and digital media, and a business speaker at lectures and seminars around the world. Elias uses his knowledge of marketing and the digital world to illustrate how to implement the new evangelization and to be a proud and fearless Catholic. He is a member of the team of speakers of WhyCatholic.com.

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Pilar Chavando

Pilar Chavando

Pilar Chavando was born in Mexico and grew up in Los Angeles. Married for 27 years, she is mother to three young adults. She has been a catechist, has worked in various industries including pro- life work for many years, and is on a mission to empower both parents and children.

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Father Jim Clarke

Father Jim Clarke

Father Jim Clarke is Director of New Evangelization for the Los Angeles Archiocese, Associate Spiritual Director at the Cardinal Manning House of Prayer for Priests, and an Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Theology at Loyola Marymount University. He holds masters degrees in divinity, counseling, and religious education, and a doctorate in mythology. His most recent book is Soul-Centered: Spirituality for People on the Go.>

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Dr. Travis Cooper

Dr. Travis Cooper

Dr. Travis Cooper is a professor at Thomas Aquinas College, where he has taught philosophy, theology, Latin, and literature. He completed his undergraduate work at The College of St. Thomas More and his graduate work in philosophy at The Catholic University of America, specializing in medieval philosophy.

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Adam Cross

Adam Cross

Adam Cross is a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist Associate through Stillpoint Family Resources and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is Youth Minister at St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley.

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Rev. Lisa Dahill, Ph.D

Rev. Lisa Dahill, Ph.D

Rev. Lisa Dahill, Ph.D is an Associate Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University and an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is a noted scholar and translator of the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Her present work engages questions of ecological theology and spirituality. She is co-editor with James Martin- Schramm of Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril.

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Dr. Janice Daurio

Dr. Janice Daurio

Dr. Janice Daurio a retired professor of philosophy at Moorpark College, now teaches at St. John’s Seminary. She is a parishioner at Padre Serra Parish and is married to theology professor Dr. Paul Ford of St. John’s Seminary. Janice and Paul are Benedictine oblates of St. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo.

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Father Steve Davoren

Father Steve Davoren

Father Steve Davoren is one of 8 children, and was originally a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff and a Los Angeles Police Officer. After responding to many calls for help, he responded to God’s call to serve His people as a priest for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Previously a Parochial Vicar at Saint Raymond and American Martyrs parishes, and Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ventura, he is currently the Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Father Paul Donlan

Father Paul Donlan

Father Paul Donlan was ordained a priest of Opus Dei in 1962 after completing his Doctorate of Theology from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. Following many years of youth ministry on both coasts, he became a Navy Chaplain. Assigned to the Marine Corps from 1988–1992, he took part in the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991.

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Deacon Dick and Franca Dornan

Dick and Franca Dornan

Dick and Franca Dornan served at St. Jude the Apostle Parish for more than 30 years. Dick worked in Baptism Catechesis, RCIA, Detention, and Ministry to the Homebound. Franca, a former kindergarten teacher, is the author of Mary, A Woman in Love, available through Amazon.

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Dr. Mark F. Fischer

Dr. Mark F. Fischer

Dr. Mark F. Fischer directs the Master of Arts program at St. John’s Seminary, and served the seminary as Professor of Theology for more than 25 years. He has published several books in pastoral and systematic theology and is currently a member of the board of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

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Deacon Gene Gleason

Deacon Gene Gleason

Deacon Gene Gleason serves at Beatitudes of Our Lord Catholic Church in La Mirada in many areas of Catholic life, including Bereavement Ministry, Food Pantry, Juvenile Detention counseling, Catholic Men’s Fellowship, Cursillo Movement and the La Mirada Interfaith Clergy Council. He is a self-employed attorney with over 37 years experience spanning a career in civil / criminal trial work and Probate and Estate Planning.

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Dominik Gnirs

Dominik Gnirs

Dominik Gnirs is the Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation at the Office of Religious Education in Los Angeles. He holds a Magister in Theology from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has been in Youth Ministry for 15 years. He previously worked for the Kardinal Konig Hous Adult Education Center in Vienna and the Institute for Practical Theology at the University of Vienna.

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Sister Gretchen Hailer

Sister Gretchen Hailer

Sister Gretchen Hailer is a Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary. She is part of the Archdiocesan Bereavement Training Team and volunteers for TrinityCare Hospice. Gretchen also has written a number of resources for ministry, including Making a Place for Others: The Ministry of Hospitality available in English and Spanish.

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Father Dave Heney

Father Dave Heney

Father Dave Heney is Pastor of St. Bruno Catholic Church in Whittier. Ordained in 1978, he holds a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from USC. His most recent book is Motivating Your Parish to Change. He has been the leader of an annual Holy Land tour since 2006. In 2002, he founded The University Series and serves on its board of directors.

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Ken Hensley

Ken Hensley

Ken Hensley speaks at Catholic conferences and parishes throughout the U.S. Ken earned his M.A. in Theology and was an ordained Protestant minister for eleven years before converting to the Catholic faith. He works with the Coming Home Network International, and teaches part-time at St John’s Seminary. He recently toured Germany speaking on the life and theology of Martin Luther. He co-authored with Patrick Madrid, The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism.

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Father Gregorio Hidalgo

Father Gregorio Hidalgo

Father Gregorio Hidalgo is associate pastor at St. Rose of Lima parish. Born near Toledo, Spain, he explored the world and taught for 16 years in various countries, and for the last 14 in Los Angeles. He was ordained in June 2016, moved by the funeral Mass of Pope John Paul II and the sentence “Do not be afraid.”

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Deacon Don Huntley

Deacon Don Huntley

Deacon Don Huntley is a pastoral associate at Our Lady of the Assumption parish, and assistant principal at St. Bonaventure High School. Don received his B.A. of Liberal Arts from St. Joh’s Seminary and M.A. in Private School Administration from USF. He has been in Catholic education for 33 years and a deacon for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for five years.

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Dr. Amir Hussain

Dr. Amir Hussain

Dr. Amir Hussain is a Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. His specialty is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. He was the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and an advisor for the TV series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. The most recent of his six books, Muslims and the Making of America, is now available in paperback.

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Father Leon Hutton

Father Leon Hutton

Father Leon Hutton is Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Ordained in 1980 from St. John’s Seminary, Fr. Leon received further studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in the field of American Catholic History. He served 20 years as Church History Professor at St. John’s.

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Gail C. Ireland

Gail C. Ireland

Gail C. Ireland developed the use of guided imagery to lead to meditation and prayer. She published Come Pray with Me in 2013 and has recorded many CDs. She currently serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at her parish, St. Peter Claver in Simi Valley.

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Father Felix Just

Father Felix Just

Father Felix Just holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Yale University, and taught many years at Loyola Marymount University, University of San Francisco, Santa Clara University, and the Loyola Institute for Spirituality. He has produced seven audio-CD programs through “Now You Know Media”, is webmaster for the Catholic Biblical Association of America, and maintains his own internationally-recognized website, AS-02 AS-03

Jina Kang

Jina Kang

Jina Kang is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. She earned her B.A. in Development Studies from U.C. Berkeley and her Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in Theology with a major concentration in Old Testament from Fuller Theological Seminary. She researches forced migrations in the Hebrew Bible, and Asian / Asian-American Biblical interpretations.

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Father Tim Klosterman

Father Tim Klosterman

Father Tim Klosterman is Director of Students at St. John’s Seminary. Ordained in 2008, he previously served at St. Monica, and chaplain at Cantwell- Sacred Heart of Mary. While assigned at CSHM, he attended the University of Notre Dame for a Master’s Degree in Catholic Education Administration. He teaches a Seminary class entitled "Catholic Schools: Mission Driven: Data Informed".

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Chris Knabenshue

Chris Knabenshue

Chris Knabenshue makes difficult religious concepts easy to understand for all audiences. He has spoken internationally on the Crucifixion and the Shroud of Turin. He worked as the Youth Minister at Our Lady of Grace (Encino), and as a theology teacher and theology department chair at Crespi Carmelite High School. He is the Campus Minister at Crespi, currently studying for his Masters in Biblical Catechesis.

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Father Vivian Ben Lima

Father Vivian Ben Lima

Father Vivian Ben Lima is associate pastor of St. Mel Parish in Woodland Hills. Ordained in 1985, he holds an M. Div. from St. John’s Seminary and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. Fr. Lima served as Chairman of the Liturgy Committee for the Religious Education Congress, and as the Director of the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

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Father Thai Le

Father Thai Le

Father Thai Le was ordained in May 2008 and served as associate pastor at St. Paschal Baylon. He is currently administrator at St. Thomas More Church in Alhambra. He graduated from California Lutheran University in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012.

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Rabbi Michael Lotker

Rabbi Michael Lotker

Rabbi Michael Lotker is a physicist who worked in wind, solar and geothermal energy. In 2003, he was ordained a rabbi at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, where he also received his Master of Hebrew Letters degree. He is Rabbi Emeritus at Temple Ner Ami in Camarillo, and the Community Rabbi for the Jewish Federation of Ventura County. His recent book is entitled AS-12 AS-14

Father John Love

Father John Love

Father John Love is pastor of St. Mark’s University Parish in Isla Vista, serving the students and faculty of UCSB. He holds a D.Min. in Moral Formation from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Fr. Love is also chaplain at the 146th Air Wing of the California Air National Guard.

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Father Bill Lowe

Father Bill Lowe

Father Bill Lowe was an Episcopal parish priest for 36 years and in 2007 ordained as a married Catholic priest. He holds theology degrees from Ripon College Cuddesdon (Oxford), Harvard Divinity School, and St. John’s University. He is currently Catholic Chaplain at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, where his wife, Linda, is also a staff chaplain.

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Linda Lowe

Linda Lowe

Linda Lowe is a founding member of the Ventura County Interfaith Community, which promotes open dialogue and understanding among various religious traditions. She is an associate chaplain at St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo. She is married to Fr. Bill Lowe, a pastoral provision Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

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Deacon Gary Mallaley

Deacon Gary Mallaley

Deacon Gary Mallaley is assigned to St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Oak Park, CA. He has a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering, has taught youth and adult Confirmation, and was awarded the LA Archdiocesan Scouting Award, the St. George Medal. He is active in detention, homeless, and life ministries.

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San Buenaventura Mission Docents

Mission San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura is the 9th Spanish mission founded by the Franciscans, located in present-day Ventura, California. Founded on March 31, 1782, it was the last to be established by Fr. Junípero Serra. The mission was named after Saint Bonaventure, a 13th century Franciscan saint and Doctor of the Church.

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Father Patrick Mullen

Father Patrick Mullen

Father Patrick Mullen is pastor of Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo, New Testament professor at St. John’s seminary (since 1999) and annual presenter at the Religious Education Congress as well as conferences from Detroit to Brisbane, Australia. He is the author of Dining with Pharisees (2004) and Sacred Scripture, a high school upper division text book (2013) from Ave Maria Press.

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Maggie Perrone

Maggie Perrone

Maggie Perrone is Executive Director of Genuine Journeys, and has over 30 years’ experience teaching and healing those in difficult emotional, spiritual and physical situations. She holds a BS degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s in pastoral ministry from St. John’s Seminary. Having worked as an Emergency Room nurse for 20 years and being a mother of three, Maggie heads the Labyrinth ministry and directs the RCIA program at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Her Web site is GenuineJourneys.com.

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Ann Pettit

Ann Pettit

Ann Pettit is a practicing Spiritual Director, certified through both Abbot David’s School of Spiritual Direction and Mount St. Mary’s University Spiritual Direction Program. She has done extensive work on developing retreats, how to create and use rituals to enrich lives, and on using simple spiritual practices on one’s journey. She is a member of Padre Serra parish.

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Steve Picard

Steve Picard

Steve Picard is a member of the Catholic Bible Institute team and assists in the training of parish bible study facilitators for the LA Archdiocese. He coordinated the scripture study program at St. Jerome Parish in Westchester for 15 years. He holds certification from the Catholic Bible Institute, a 3-year formation program administered by the Archdiocese and Loyola Marymount University.

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Bob Pisapia

Bob Pisapia

Bob Pisapia is a retired executive and currently works on archeological excavations in California, New Mexico and Utah, publishing articles on Hopi and Zuni art. He has extensively researched early Christian art. He holds undergraduate degrees in Personnel Management and Industrial Psychology from Baruch University and a degree in Finance from California State University.

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Father Chris Ponnet

Father Chris Ponnet

Father Chris Ponnet is Pastor/Chaplain at St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care, Director of Spiritual Care at LAC USC Medical Center and Medical Ethics Committee member, as well as the Archdiocese’s Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons, and served as Director of the Archdiocese HIV/AIDS Ministry. Fr Chris is an interfaith Board Certified Chaplain. He holds an M.A. in theology and a Master’s of Divinity.

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Dr. Ross Porter

Dr. Ross Porter

Dr. Ross Porter serves as the Executive Director of Stillpoint Family Resources and the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization at St. Mel Parish. He earned his B.A. degree from U.C.S.B., and his M.Div. (Theology) and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has taught at high school, college, and graduate levels, and has authored seven books.

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Sister Edith Prendergast

Sister Edith Prendergast

Sister Edith Prendergast, RSC is the former Archdiocesan Director of Religious Education for Los Angeles. Sister Edith holds a master’s in theology from Boston College and a doctorate in ministry from Claremont School of Theology. An engaging speaker, workshop presenter and retreat director at the local and national levels, Sister Edith covers her subject well with humor, spirituality, and soft-spoken understanding.

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Sister Carol Quinlivan

Sister Carol Quinlivan

Sister Carol Quinlivan, PhD, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a Spiritual and Retreat Director with extensive experience in group and individual spiritual formation at the parish and at the Archdiocesan level. She received her Masters in Religious Studies from Loyola Marymount University and a Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

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Father Adrian San Juan

Father Adrian San Juan

Father Adrian San Juan is a diocesan priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and an aggregate- in-process (vir agregatus) of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception or the Divine Mercy Fathers of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Born in Manila, Philippines, he served the Archdiocese of Manila for 5 years ministering in the parochial Catholic school system. He holds a Bachelor both in Classical Philosophy and Sacred Theology, and Masters in both Pastoral Ministry and Educational Management. He is currently associate pastor at St. Peter Claver in Simi Valley.

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Barrie Schwortz

Barrie Schwortz

Barrie Schwortz is editor and founder of the Shroud of Turin Web site, the most extensive Shroud resource on the Internet, with ten million visitors from 160 countries. A member of the 1978 scientific Shroud examination team, he co-authored The Turin Shroud: The Illustrated Evidence, and has appeared on every major broadcast and cable television network. He continues to participate in Shroud research with experts around the world.

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Dave Shaneyfelt

Dave Shaneyfelt

Dave Shaneyfelt is an attorney with the Calabasas firm, The Alvarez Firm. He is a former trial attorney with the U.S. Dept. of Justice in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and Willamette College of Law. He has also published numerous articles in Catholic, secular and professional publications.

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Father Joe Shea

Father Joe Shea

Father Joe Shea is pastor of St. Rose of Lima in Simi Valley. Ordained in 1978, he served as an associate pastor at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Los Angeles and St. John Vianney in Hacienda Heights. He served six years as Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and 13 years as administrator and pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community in Glendale.

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Joe Sikorra

Joe Sikorra

Joe Sikorra is a former actor, stuntman and police officer. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and current host of the popular Joe Sikorra Radio Show on Immaculate Heart Radio (93 AM). His two-hour show airs five days a week on 33 stations throughout the Western United States from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Father Alexi Smith

Father Alexi Smith

Father Alexi Smith has served as the ecumenical and inter-religious officer of the Archdiocese since 2000. A past president of the inter-religious council of Southern California, he is a recipient of The Valley Interfaith Council’s prestigious Religious Leadership Award. He currently serves on the Southern California Ecumenical Council.

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Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher

Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher

Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher a Professor of Theology at Loyola Marymount University, currently serves as Associate Director for Graduate Studies in Theology. He appears frequently on the Discovery and History channels. He holds a master’s degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Indiana) and a Ph.D. from Oxford University, England. Dr. Smith-Christopher has published over 40 scholarly articles and 14 books.

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Father Slawomire Szkredka, Ph.D, S.S.D.

Father Slawomire Szkredka

Father Slawomire Szkredka, Ph.D, S.S.D. is a native of Poland and studied Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at St. John’s Seminary. His book, Sinners and Sinfulness in Luke, was published in 2017.

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Father Abebe Teklemariam

Father Abebe Teklemariam

Father Abebe Teklemariam is from Ethiopia, Africa, and has visited every summer to help in ministry at St. Paschal’s since 2002. He is currently an Associate Pastor at St. Bruno in Whittier on a special assignment from his diocese to study for a Ph.D. in Psychology. He received his masters degree in education in Rome, and is a master linguist, fluent in many languages, but is mainly and intensely focused on bringing the universal language and insights of psychology to our faith.

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Father Steve Thoma

Father Steve Thoma

Father Steve Thoma teaches the craft of Catholic preaching at St. John’s Seminary. In his years of ministry, he has served two parishes, was chaplain/teacher at a high school, director of formation for the Congregation of the Resurrection, and adjunct professor at Kenrick Seminary and Aquinas Institute of Technology in St. Louis, Missouri. Fr. Thoma earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Aquinas Institute.

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Sister Rose Marie Tulacz

Sister Rose Marie Tulacz

Sister Rose Marie Tulacz, SND, holds an MA in Pastoral Theology and Ministry from Boston College School of Theology and graduate work in Spiritual Direction from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Her ministry includes retreats, talks, family catechesis, faith formation, and parish missions. Her liturgical and fine art photography specializes in spiritual and humanitarian outreach.

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Father Albert van der Woerd

Father Albert van der Woerd

Father Albert van der Woerd came to the U.S. after a career as a youth minister and religious brother in the Netherlands, and was ordained for Los Angeles in 2016. He holds B.A., M.A., and M.Div degrees. From his experience in a secularized Europe, he brings some out-of-the-box renewal strategies to California.

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Facultad de Clases en Español

Elias Chavando

Elías Chavando

Elías Chavando es un empresario y experto en medios sociales y digitales. Fue fundador de Radiovisa, Radio Formula Network, y director de Autotrader.com, fundador de Reagan.com y su nueva empresa Rntus.com. Elias utiliza sus conocimientos de mercadotecnia y el mundo digital para ilustrar como implementar la nueva evangelización y ser un católico orgulloso y sin miedo. Es miembro del equipo de conferenciantes de WhyCatholic.com.

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El Padre Jim Clarke

El Padre Jim Clarke

El Padre Jim Clarke Con una amplia experiencia académica en los campos de la espiritualidad, educación de adultos, consejería, psicología ritual y de profundidad, el P. Jim Clarke actualmente sirve como Director de Evangelización para la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles y Profesor de Teología Espiritual en la Universidad Loyola Marymount. También es Director Espiritual Asociado en la Casa de Oración de Cardinal Manning para sacerdotes.

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El Padre Toribio Gutierrez

El Padre Toribio Gutiérrez

El Padre Toribio Gutiérrez nació y creció en Jalostotitlán Jalisco México. Fue ordenado sacerdote misionero Vicentino en 2008 trabajó cinco años en la Pastoral Vocacional, tiene un Bachillerato Pontificio por la Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá. Ha sido asignado a la parroquia de San Pascual Baylon como asistente del párroco en septiembre de 2014.

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Rosario Gonzalez

Rosario Gonzalez

Rosario Gonzalez recibió su licenciatura en sociología de UCSB y la certificación de Liturgia Avanzada de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Su conocimiento avanzado de la catequesis y la liturgia católica le han dado la oportunidad de ser instructora para el proceso de RICA y de ser invitada como intérprete en diversos eventos de la Arquidiócesis. Actualmente, Rosario y su esposo están encargados del Ministerio Hispano de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

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El Padre Gregorio Hidalgo

El Padre Gregorio Hidalgo

El Padre Gregorio Hidalgo es pastor asociado en la parroquia de Santa Rosa de Lima. Nació cerca de Toledo, España, exploró el mundo y enseñó durante 16 años en varios países, y en los últimos 13 en Los Ángeles. Fue ordenado en junio de 2016, movido por la misa fúnebre del Papa Juan Pablo II y la frase “No tengas miedo”.

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Ramona Meza

Ramona Meza

Ramona Meza has Maestra de Catequistas por 16 años, tiene experiencia en retiros de catequistas, padres de familia y jovenes y en preparación espiritual en tiempos litúrgicos. Conferencista en Congresos Regionales. Miembro del comité del Congreso de Educación Religiosa de Anaheim, del Consejo Hispano de cursos avanzados y del Equipo Arquidiocesano de Catequesis Elemental.

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Diácono Guillermo Rodriguez

Diácono Guillermo Rodriguez

Diácono Guillermo Rodriguez sirve en el ministerio hispano en la parroquia de San Pascual Baylon. Ordenado en 2011, ha servido en justicia restaurativa, grupos juveniles, RCIA, educación religiosa, renovación carismática, el Concilio Interreligioso de Conejo Valley, y varios otros. Memo y su esposa, Liliana, son facilitadores para el quinto año del Programa de Formación para el Diaconado Permanente de la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles. Memo es Vicepresidente de Desarrollo de Aplicaciones para una Agencia General de seguros médicos.

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Los Trovadores de OLA

Los Trovadores de OLA

Los Trovadores de OLA Niños y jóvenes actores del Ministerio Hispano de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción en Ventura. Incorporan tradiciones Católicas y culturales en sus presentaciones. Bajo la dirección de Rosario Gonzalez, su misión es promover la oración y el agradecimiento a Jesús por el gran regalo que nos ha dado en su nacimiento, su caminar con nosotros, su muerte y resurrección.

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Faith in Music Performers

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Lynn Rd.

Lynn Rd., a contemporary Christian group out of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks, writes and sings their own unique brand of popular spiritual music that touches the hearts of audiences everywhere. The group combines Kevin Stoller, a veteran composer and arranger for television and film, with the lyrical and vocal talents of Jana Bellan, Jody Bruno and Georgina Cebrero.

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